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Online

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Three years since the Tatmadaw’s so-called clearing operations in Rakhine and the exodus of over 700,000
Rohingya people into Bangladesh, the international community continues to fail in stopping the atrocities in
Myanmar. This online webinar examines the relevant developments in Myanmar and how ASEAN, the UN, and
other stakeholders have responded to the crisis and what accounts for the failure and ineffectiveness of these
responses. What are some of the lessons that could be learned from these failures and what are some of new
ideas that need to be explored by ASEAN and the rest of the international community?

Presenter

Dr Noel M. Morada, Director, Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building,
APR2P

Discussants:

Debbie Stothard, Coordinator and Founder, ALTSEAN-Burma

Wai Wai Nu, Women’s Peace Network

Edmund Bon Tai Soon, Former Malaysian Representative to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

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Online

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect-Philippine Office, based at the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Political Science and the ‘Of Mourning and the After’ (OMTA) of the Ateneo Areté Sandbox Residency, in cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), shall be conducting a webinar on “The Relevance of Transitional Justice in the Time of Covid-19” on 08 July 2020, 0900-1100 Philippines time/1100-1300 Brisbane time. 

The webinar seeks to explore responses to the following questions: 

• What view does a transitional justice lens bring into focus during a pandemic?

• What lessons can we draw from the history of pandemics – specifically on the link between deep structural inequalities, gross failure of governance, the rise of populist rightwing leaders and predatory States, and environmental mismanagement?

• Through transitional justice, as political and socio-economic drivers of violence are unpacked in the context of increasing authoritarianism, what ways forward can be discerned?

• Given that, by definition, transitional justice deals with a society’s violent past, is it possible to invoke the transitional justice framework in matters of continuing or ongoing injustice –specifically in preventing atrocities in the ongoing pandemic response, and exacting accountability as they are committed?

• What are the narratives and memories of violation, pain, and loss that we can unravel to foreground the right to truth, justice, reparation, and guarantee of non-recurrence?

Serving as thought provocateurs in the conversation are Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons; Marian Pastor Roces, independent curator and critic; Ruben Carranza, Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice; and Loretta Ann Rosales, former Commission on Human Rights Chair.  

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University of Queensland, Australia

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) invites you to commemorate the Armenian Genocide.

Guest Speakers 

  • Nikki Marczak was the 2016 Lemkin Scholar with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. She is a Director on the Board of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She is the Australian Director of the global Yazidi organisation, Yazda, and Deputy Director of Nadia’s Initiative, the program of Yazidi advocate and UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, Ms Nadia Murad.
  • Professor Alex Bellamy, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies University of Queensland.

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Canberra, Australia

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

By the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 

27 - 28 October 2016

The conference will assess the state of the field, and investigate both current practices and innovative approaches to atrocity prevention and civilian protection. It will benefit states, practitioners and academics that are seeking to better understand how R2P Pillars One and Two could be institutionalized and implemented in practice.

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Brisbane, Australia

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

By the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 

The University of Queensland : Building GPN 39A Room 402

Speakers:

  • Reconciling Status: China and the Dilemma of Intervention in the UN Security Council, 2000-2015.
    Dr. Courtney J. Fung, Assistant  Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration -  The University of  Hong  Kong
  • China and the Responsibility to Protect: Towards a More Active Norm-Shaping Role?
    Mr. Andrew Garwood-Gowers, Co-leader - International Security - International Law and  Global Governance  Program - Queensland University of Technology
  • Chair & Discussant
    Dr. Sarah Teitt, Deputy Director - Asia Pacific Centre Responsibility to Protect - The University of Queensland

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